Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to this notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to determine a claimant's eligibility for service-disabled insurance.
Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before January 21, 2014.
Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System Start Printed Page 69748(FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov; or to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M35), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0068 in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 632-8924 or FAX (202) 632-8925
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Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA.
With respect to the following collection of information, VBA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of VBA's functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of VBA's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology.
Title: Application for Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance, VA Forms 29-4364, 29-4364c and 29-0151.
OMB Control Number: 2900-0068.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Abstract: Veterans complete VA Forms 29-4364 and 29-0151 to apply for service-disabled veterans insurance, designate a beneficiary and select an optional settlement. VA uses the data collected on VA Forms 29-4364 and 29-0151 to determine the claimant's eligibility for insurance.
VA Form 29-4364c is used by veterans who were rated unemployable or with certain severely disabling conditions. Veterans completing VA Form 29-4364c do not need to provide medical information to qualify for this insurance.
Affected Public: Individuals or households.
Estimated Annual Burden: 8,333 hours.
Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 20 minutes.
Frequency of Response: On occasion.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 25,000.
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Dated: November 15, 2013.
By direction of the Secretary.
Department Clearance Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2013-27799 Filed 11-19-13; 8:45 am]
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